Save Beerwah's Native Forest
Did you know the QLD Government has committed to ending logging of native state forests in South East Qld by 31 December 2024, transferring 20,000 hectares (ha) into Protected Area?
Sounds promising, but that's over two years away and 50,000 ha short of the extent of important habitat we know needs to be protected for our threatened species, currently within state forest.
But right now, native forest in Beerwah State Forest, on the lands of the Jinibara and the Kabi Kabi peoples on the Sunshine Coast, is under threat from logging. This native forest is affectionately known by locals who want it protected as ‘Ferny Forest’ and is home to vulnerable species like Glossy Black Cockatoos, Greater Gliders, Koalas and Tusk frogs. Other state forests are likely to face a similar fate over the next couple of years.
Local groups including the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Save Ferny Forest and the local Birdlife group are already building support, surveying the forest, gaining media attention and pressuring their MPs.